UPDATE: Police Discover Graves In House Of Prophet Who Held 13 Children And 15 Adults Hostage

More revelations have been made about the Lagos-based prophet, Emmanuel Adeyemi, who allegedly maltreated and chained 28 people; 13 children, including his son, and 15 adults (read here), for several days at his family’s 16, Aderinola Olamiju close, Unity Estate, Imodium, Berger residence.

Yesterday, the Lagos State Police Command found shallow graves allegedly used by the 70-year-old self-acclaimed prophet to bury clients, who died during spiritual cleansing in his home.

Though the suspect claimed that all those chained up were mad, the police were able to ascertain that one was a cancer patient, who had developed sores from being chained up, ThisDay reveals.

Prophet Adeyemi who was arrested by the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT), after his son managed to escape the forced detention and alerted neighbours, is also said to take out time to beat the so ‘called’ mad people in his care, with the understanding that he would beat out the spirit of madness from their bodies.


While 27 of his victims have been taken to the Lagos State Government rehabilitation centre, one was taken to the hospital, as she was very weak and had terrible sores gotten from the chains.

Confirming the incident, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, CP Fatai Owoseni said they had initially invited the suspect to the station based on a tip off, and he claimed he chained up his son to cure him from the spirit of stealing.

On allegations of shallow graves found at the residence, Owoseni said:

“We had another tip off that there were people he buried in that compound and he confirmed it during interrogation. Because the area is swampy, the suspect had allegedly buried some people in the swamp and about three others in the house.

“When we asked him of their identities, he said it was some of his patients that were brought to his home from the hospital, after they were given up for dead, that finally died in his care and were buried in the swamp.

“When we also queried him on the claims that he used the body parts of the deceased to sell to ritualists, he swore that he was only a traditional healer and not a human parts seller.”

Speaking on why the prophet claimed he chained his son, Toba Adedoyin Adeyemi, the commissioner said:

“When we got information that a teenager was locked up in a house, the area G Commander invited the suspect, who claimed that his son was known for stealing and so he locked him up in chains to cure him of stealing.

”While we were still on that case, we got another credible tip off that there were other people chained up in that same house. Of course, we carried out a raid and confirmed the allegation to be true.

”But before then, we had contacted the Lagos State Government because we don’t have the facility to keep the rescued persons. His claims now that he has been arrested is that he is a herbalist, but why didn’t he tell us that when we first invited him to the station for locking up his stepson?

”He only told us that he wanted to cure his son of stealing.”

Owoseni said investigation is ongoing, as the police is working assiduously to get the root of the matter.

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